Jan 4, 2016

Review: Off the Clock by Roni Loren

Title: Off the Clock
Author: Roni Loren
Publication Date: 1.5.2016
Series: Pleasure Principles  #1
Source:  ARC from publisher

Rating: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
Overtime has never felt so good…

Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her. 

Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.

But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…

At this point I have what can only be described as a Pavlovian response to Roni Loren books. Someone says, "New Roni Loren book!" and I immediately start salivating and obsessing until said book is in my hands. That's the way it was with OFF THE CLOCK - the first in Roni's new Pleasure Principles series.

Some books take a little bit of build up to get into, but OFF THE CLOCK starts with a gasp and doesn't quit until the end. Any book that has me blushing on the first page is a winner in my book, and chapter one had my cheeks redder than a July tomato - and that was one of the tamer parts of the book.

This book is steamy and hot and will give you shivers in all the right ways. It also does a wonderful job at setting up this new series, subtly introducing characters that I know will have a bigger role further into the series while not losing focus on Marin and Donovan's story. Roni has a great way of bringing new characters into the background, layering them in so they stand out but never take the spotlight off your dynamic duo.

And trust me - Marin and Donavan are nothing if not dynamic. Their story kicks off with them meeting one fateful night in college and then flashes forward a few years to when they are thrown back together. Sparks fly whenever they're around (I practically heard the sizzle with every page turn).

Fans of Roni's Loving on the Edge series already know she can write a solid book with a heaping doze of smexy, bracketed by characters you can't help but adore. If you've yet to discovered the magic that is Roni Loren, consider this your written invitation.


  1. I've never read any of her books before but I follow several bloggers who love them. Definitely on my lookout list. Great review!


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